Issa London – London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
From the dark and the nocturnal, to the tropical and vibrant, Issa was another label at Fashion Week that really did have everyone longing for the forthcoming spring season.
From the first look on the runway, we were taken to the height of the summer months with a beautiful knee length canary coloured dress. Printed dresses with bananas, grapes and melons upon them brought the tropical element into the collection, while we see crisp cotton white dresses, with tiered hemlines and structured necklines, quickly becoming our newest wardrobe essentials.
From lengthy jumpsuits in a rich palm tree green, to actual palm tree printing upon loose fitting kaftans, there was no mistaking the precision and diligence that Issa undertook when designing this collection. And while shoreline printed maxi dresses diffused into spot and striped print dresses, there was no underestimating the elegance and sophistication that this collection showed, as it mixes up fun and bold printing with high-class complexity.
Subtle pink dresses mixed with prim acute jackets sauntered down the runway, but the vibrant mint trim upon these jackets, only accentuated the beautiful cut and look of sheer luxe that this jacket conveyed.
Cool cottons then transferred into luxurious lace as Issa brought forth her eveningwear collection. Bold green hues faded into dusky blues and we see those iconic Issa floor length gowns. From the plunging necklines to the fitted waists there was no denying that every fashion hungry woman within the room was lusting after one of these gowns.
And then when we thought Issa could not get any better, we saw a carnival inspired bodysuit. This creation, complete with bright feathers and a flamboyant headdress, brought the imagination, beauty and sheer glossiness of Brazil straight to the front row of London, in the most ostentatious of ways.
And while we were all disappointed about not seeing Her Royal Highness Catherine Middleton front row, the clothing inevitability made up for it. Looks like there is going to be an influx of tropical desire this spring.